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23-06-2009, 09:05 PM
Rite as the title says i have installed this (Wii Softmodding for Dummies - Powered by CO.CC (http://wiiguide.co.cc/)) to the wii on v4.0 followed everything as it says all went fine but the problem is that the backup launcher only plays a select few copy games some like punch out mario kart come up with error msg cant read disk etc, and i have a wii that was done by myself and friend working fine ..... please please help just stuck at a loose end ere :D

23-06-2009, 09:33 PM
Its because you should try and downgrade from v4 to 3.4

You will find ALL necessary files to do this & more
Included are:--

ISO loaders
WAD installers
CIOS downgrader
Homebrew Channel 1.0.1 (latest as of Dec30th)
Internet Channel
Shopping Channel
Included Twilight hacks:
twilight-hack-v0.1-beta1 (up tp 3.3)
twilight-hack-v0.1-beta2 (3.4 only)
Plus detailed Readme's

Step 1-- Unrar it all

Step 2-- Put all files onto an SD card. 512Kb - 1Gb - 2Gb will do. NOT a 4Gb!
Put all apps in 1 folder - all wads in another

Step 3-- Install HBC on your Wii

Go to Wii Homebrew Launcher - WiiBrew (http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Wii_Homebrew_Launcher) if you need more help

If you need help installing the homebrew channel, & to use the twilight hack. Just google it!
DOWNGRADING WITH 3.3 OR 3.4 to 2.0 upwards in U-E-J regions.
Note that the best firmware for Homebrew is 3.2 so let's do it!

After the HBC is installed on your Wii, you can now start the downgrade.

Step 1-- Make sure you have put all files on the SD card. 512Kb - 1Gb - 2Gb will do. NOT a 4Gb!
Put all apps in 1 folder - all wads in another

Step 2-- Extract the wii downgrade.rar and drag the "apps" and "wad" folder on the SD card.

Step 3-- Using the Homebrew Channel, open WAD Manager 1.3

Step 4-- Press A on the Wii Mote once. The Wii should detect a SD Card.
Press A again to see a list of WADs on the SD Card.
Use the D-Pad to select IOS16-64-v257-prod.wad. Press the + to install the WAD.
Once it has installed the WAD, press the Home button to restart you Wii.

Step 5-- Using the Homebrew Channel, open Custom WM.
Now using the same method as in Step 4, install the cios_fix.wad.
Once it has installed the WAD, press the Home button to restart you Wii.

Note: If that fails to install, just use 'Wad Manager 1.3'

Step 6-- Using the Homebrew Channel, open IOS Downgrader.
Just follow the instructions and wait until it finishes installing the necessary IOSs.

NOTE: You're Wii does require connection to the Internet otherwise it won't work. Same for the next step.
If you do have a Internet connection and you get errors while it's installing the IOSs, just restart the Wii and try again.

Step 7-- Using the Homebrew Channel, open Install Shop IOS51.
Say Yes to installing the IOS51 and Yes to patching a fix but No to the
Wii Shop Channel (it shouldnt matter if you install but it wont make any difference). I installed it & it works fine.

Step 8-- Using the Homebrew Channel, open WAD Manager 3.

Step 9-- Now you should be able to install WADs. Try installing the WAD MANAGER V3.wad

Step 10-- Downgrade to 3.2 or whatever firmware you want using cISO Downgrader 1.2.

Make sure you choose the right region or you will semi-brick your Wii.
(U = USA, E = Europe, J = Japan)
Use this file with the HBC to downgrade. Make sure you put it in a folder in the 'apps' folder.
You can also use AnyRegion Changer to downgrade. (though not tried it)

Your Wii is now downgraded!

Once ALL this is done you will be able to Up/Down Grade in the future without using Step 7

Simply :
Install HBC
Up/Down Grade
Install the IOS files & Loaders

25-06-2009, 08:58 AM
wii wii wiiii wii weeeeeeee lol.....sorted it all now turned out it was the disks that this wii did not like but the other wii did....oh well i learned a great deal about these the last few days thanks to coll ;) with a point in the rite direction..

i really have to say this is the best forum for willingnes to help others that i have come across...and this is the only forum were i have actually made cyber pals lol...you all know who you are .... thank you guys/girls

25-06-2009, 01:46 PM
@ turner can we keep the cyber pals for saturdays cos im knackered :roflmao:

25-06-2009, 03:34 PM
i might have a chat with you about this m8 poss over the weekend ill be in touch